Vigil in Remembrance of Victims of Human Rights Violations in the Philippines

Monday, July 23, 2012
Philippine Consulate
3600 Wilshire Blvd Suite #500
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Since Philippine President Noynoy Aquino came into office there have been over 76 political killings of lawyers, journalists, union organizers, church leaders and other human rights workers. On July 3, 2012, Willem Geertman a Dutch NGO aid worker and environmental activist was also assassinated. The U.S. sends over $30 million in aid to the Philippine military who are often the perpetrators of these human rights violations. As Filipinos in the United States we need to stand up for justice and stop military aid.

Human Rights Delegation for Peace and Justice, 3:00 PM
Join youth, students, lawyers, and church members to meet with the Consulate General to voice our concerns about human rights violations.

A Vigil In Remembrance of the Victims, 4:30 PM
Gather around the “Remembrance Wreath” for victims of human rights violations and their families. Individuals and organization can sign ribbons to place on the wreath and show that you stand for justice! Special performances, speakers, and prayers will be part of the program.

We invite everyone in the Filipino community including friends and allies to come with us to Remember the Victims and their families!

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